Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Mar 12, 2021 / 14:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Catholic University of America has announced a return to full-time, in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester, saying that the school’s protocols have made it possible.
“I am happy to announce that Catholic University is ready to take the next step--a return to full in-person instruction beginning Fall 2021,” said a March 10 release from university president John Garvey.
Garvey said that when COVID-19 first threatened the campus in the spring of 2020, the school had “a few goals in mind” when it responded by closing its campus and moving all classes online. “First, we sought to keep our community safe,” he said.
Later in the fall of 2020, freshmen and some transfer students were invited to campus, and the entire student body was permitted to move on campus for the spring 2021 semester. The university made tuition adjustments for students who were affected by the changes.
Garvey said that the university has adapted to the pandemic, taking safety precautions to allow for both in-person and online instruction.